Bridal Spring 2016: Marchesa, Oscar de la Renta and Reem Acra
Debuts and details
Marchesa demonstrates once again that it has an irrepressible penchant for the romantic with the Spring 2016 bridal collection, by the brand’s founders and designers Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig. Detailed threadwork, crystal-embroidered and metallic floral beading elevate the voluminously layered gowns of tulle and silk faille. Floral blossoms adorn several of the designs through cascading floral and feather appliqués. Ballgown full skirted looks and more slender fishtails comprise the leading silhouettes this season.
Spring 2016 marks Peter Copping’s first bridal collection since stepping into the role of creative director at Oscar de la Renta. His debut 25-piece collection, which also includes some looks for flower girls, is a wonderfully varied one: “Basically, I just wanted to offer a really good cross-section of different types of dresses so that it could appeal to many different sorts of brides,” explains Copping, who appears to have succeeded in this endeavour. Not only do silhouettes vary wildly from the many tiered voluminous ballgown showstoppers to the bodiced body-skimmy designs, but a huge array of different fabrics add a real textural variety to the collection.
Reem Acra presents the ‘Everybody is a Star’ Spring 2016 collection, which oozes glamour and sultry appeal. The ‘star’ of the collection is the shimmery embellished lace detailing that treats most of the gowns, bringing rich luxury to the designs. Some gowns remain minimalist, in clean silk crepe and twill, however. A daring bride appears in the form of plunging necklines which pervade the lineup, together will flashes of midriff and sheer bodices.